(Bob Hallinen / Alaska Dispatch News) It's no secret that the National Park Service does an admirable job attracting young visitors to their 417 recognized sites and historical areas across the United States.
For my generation, activities within the national park system and were an integral part of family road trips.
But Denali National Park: The Complete Visitors Guide To The Mountain, Wildlife, And Year-Round Outdoor Activities entices us not only with details on campgrounds and hiking trails, but digs deeper to provide history of the area dating back to the Ice Age and helpful information on wildlife.
The author comes to the task with more than a little experience.
True, many of us might never make it to Alaska to visit Denali.
Animals that cannot be released into the wild are given a permanent home at the center.
Come be a part of these exciting programs and watch these animals display their natural, “wild”, behavior.
The center’s mission is to provide refuge for orphaned, injured, and ill animals—those that can't survive in the wild.
The center, which opened to the public in 1993, educates visitors about Alaska's wildlife.